This article is from the the official alt.spleen FAQ, by Andrew Stellman with numerous contributions by others.
Andrew says: NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY MAIL TO ME REQUESTING MEDICAL ADVICE! I AM NOT A DOCTOR, AND WILL NOT GIVE YOU ANY USEFUL INFORMATION.
At one point, I posted the following speculation about the mysterious group of ob-English posters:
"i think maybe we're getting them all wrong. the might be a cult of ancient Spleen-worshipping druids. i seem to remember a sect that talked on OB-fuscated speech, and spoke entirely in lies. so when they say something like 'pobay nobo hobeed tobo thobe obalt.splobeen FOBAQ', that translates roughly to 'oh, exalted alt.spleen FAQ, we hold you in the highest esteem and worship at your very characters!'"
Since then, I have done further research into this sect. It seems that these ancient Druids have been worshipping the spleen longer than most religions have existed, and we should pay heed and give reverence to these most ancient people. Their love of the spleen is great, even if it is hard to read their posts.